Chronicling the follies of religion and superstition, the virtues of skepticism, and the wonders of the real (natural) universe as revealed by science. Plus other interesting and educational stuff.

"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."

-George Carlin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.

-Albert Einstein

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

-Carl Sagan

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.

-Christopher Hitchens

 

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Ask Obama: Twitter Questions vs. Journalist Questions

Illustrating the disconnect between people and their media. I get the feeling that people watch what the media broadcasts, as opposed to the media broadcasting what the people want.

ALSO:
“Would you consider legalizing marijuana to increase revenue and save tax dollars by freeing up crowded prisons, court rooms?” was retweeted 4911 times, according to the analytics service. And when is the last time a journalist asked that question in a briefing?

ilovecharts:

Ask Obama: Twitter Questions vs. Journalist Questions

Illustrating the disconnect between people and their media. I get the feeling that people watch what the media broadcasts, as opposed to the media broadcasting what the people want.

ALSO: “Would you consider legalizing marijuana to increase revenue and save tax dollars by freeing up crowded prisons, court rooms?” was retweeted 4911 times, according to the analytics service. And when is the last time a journalist asked that question in a briefing?

Let me tell you what. When you have your town hall you can stand up and give your presentation.

Sean Duffy: Congressman Tells Voters Concerned With Ryan Budget To ‘Have Your Own Town Hall’

The recent flare up of town hall anger at Duffy isn’t the first time he has faced off with constituents. Earlier this year, he told some constituents that he is struggling to get by on his $174,000 salary. Wisconsin Democrats responded by holding a “food and clothing drive for poor Sean Duffy.” 

(via corruptpolitics)